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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama cuts short his vacation to head back to washington, while harry reid says the country is headed toward the fiscal cliff. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on efforts to avert the looming deadline from todd zwillich of public radio international. >> brown: then, geo-politics and children: russia moves to end adoptions by american parents. >> warner: what austerity measures look like at street level: we have a report from athens. >> by the end of 2013 greece would have a worse depression than the great depression in the u.s. >> brown: a player in campaign politics, but what of the current debt debate? we talk with tea party ally, matt kibbe. >> warner: and as e.p.a. chief lisa jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. b
jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: five days and counting with plenty of tit-for- tat charges, but no agreement in sight. that, in short, summed up the state of affairs in washington today as the fiscal cliff deadline loomed, january first. it would mean more than $600 billion in across-the-board tax increases and automatic spending cuts. >> come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cliff, and it
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: congress stepped back from the brink of financial turmoil, at least for now, after the house passed a tax plan late last night and sent it to president obama. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we look at how the vote came about and sort through some of the political consequences as a result of what's in the bill and what's not. >> brown: then, new killings in pakistan, we look at the uptick in violence against aid workers and women teachers with "washington post" foreign affairs reporter pam constable. >> woodruff: paul solman takes us inside a company that turns a profit by employing an unusual workforce. >> a massachusetts manufacturing firm founded in 1932 where the median age is 74 and rosa finnegan over there, is 100. >> brown: and ray suarez talks with journalist and author claudia kolker about what she calls "the immigrant advantage." >> i began to ask foreign-born people what i call the question: what's the smartest thing that people did in your home c
>> brown: and ray suarez talks with journalist and author claudia kolker about what she calls "the immigrant advantage." >> i began to ask foreign-born people what i call the question: what's the smartest thing that people did in your home country that you want to hang on to while you're here and the rest of us ought to copy? >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: while much of the country kicked off the new year by going back to work today, washington said its goodbyes to the 112th congress, after a late night of final suspense on the fiscal cliff legislation. it gave the president much of what he wanted on taxes, and left republicans sharply divided. for president obama, the end-- for now-- of the washington budget drama, meant returning to hawaii today to resume his h
severe budget cuts with the november passage of governor brown's proposition 30, but voters didn't say yes to all taxes. an attempt to tax soda in richmond failed, as did a statewide tobacco tax on the june ballot. new districts drawn by a citizens commission and the voter-approved top two primary system shook up races for congress and the state legislature, putting a record number of freshmen in the assembly and giving democrats a rare supermajority in sacramento. it was the beginning of realignment of the state's criminal justice system, and voters approved reform of the state's tough three strikes sentencing law. the economy sputtered but finally showed signs of improvement in the housing and job market, but in silicon valley, the highly anticipated facebook ipo fell flat. the city of stockton made headlines as the largest city in the u.s. to ever file for bankruptcy. and a deadly shooting at oikos university in oakland left seven people dead and a community in shock. and obama care was given the seal of approval by the u.s. supreme court, now poised to take on prop 8 and the defens
chris van hollen of maryland. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown has an update on some of the areas hit hardest by superstorm sandy, where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: badly damaged by sandy in new jersey, of the community's 520 homes 60 were washed away and 139 remain uninhabitable. still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... but that was after the measure ran into initial republican resistance with demands for more spending cuts. congress began the new year having missed its deadline to keep tax cuts from rising back to 1990's levels
the symptom or adding to the problem. >>> and can anyone beat sko brown? >>> good day. we're live in washington this afternoon. the lines of communication between the president, leaders of congress are open. whether those lines are used repeatedly over the next few days to reach a fiscal cliff deal is anybody's guess. joining me now for our daily fix, nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, i want to start with you. senator scott brown just tweeted out to all his followers that he was getting on a plane heading to washington. the president has apparently sent over a new deal to the senate. what can you tell us about this new fiscal cliff deal that president obama has sent over to senator leaders? >> well, the power of social media to get the word out. gop sources say in the conversation with the president, he indicated that he does have a bill he would like to bring forward to the hill today. they have not seen that. it would be a package to deal with averting the fiscal cliff. we can infer from that with what the president said before he went to the family vacation
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama and congressional leaders met face to face for the first time in weeks, in a last-ditch effort to avert the fiscal cliff. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on the chances for a breakthrough-- just four days before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts hit. >> brown: then, we turn to india. ray suarez looks at the violent protests and public anger sparked by the gang rape of a young woman. >> warner: john merrow has the story of a group of california charter schools that aim to be the model-ts of education. >> america has lots of terrific schools. people open great schools every year, but they typically open just one. nobody has figured out how to mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. >> brown: we remember general norman schwarzkopf-- the man who commanded american-led forces in the persian gulf war known as "desert storm." >> warner: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's
: it was a small gathering, maybe 200 people conspicuously absent. former council chairman kwame brown and ward 5 councilman harry thomas both forced out of office last year by federal investigations. >> there's not a dramatic move, a single bill we can pass or code of conduct that's all of a sudden going to make everything right, no. it's going to take time to rebuild the trust that we lost over the last couple years. >> reporter: jack evans, muriel bowser were also sworn in today in a ceremony that i had the honor of serving as emcee. bowser haze made it no secret she wants -- has made it no secret she wants to be mayor. >> it went to mean anything if people get taxed out or pushed out of the step. >> reporter: evans wants the job as well. >> education is critical. we're spending so much money and the results are not there. jobs, we have too many unemployed people in the step. >> reporter: gone since pent michael brown. he lost -- gone is independence michael brown. he lost his seat to grasso, but brown picked up petitions to run in a special election for phil mendelson's vacant seat. alread
mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. >> brown: we remember general norman schwarzkopf-- the man who commanded american-led forces in the persian gulf war known as "desert storm." >> warner: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the final weekend has now arrived before the fiscal cliff hits on new year's day and with it, more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts. in a last bid for a deal, president obama stated his terms face-to-face to top republicans and democrats. >> congressional leaders arr
brown, who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you, mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform, but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence, particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there, the biggest bang for the block. new recruits coming out of the police academy, they all went there. they all went there, teams of
>> brown: congress stepped back from the brink of financial turmoil, at least for now, after the house passed a tax plan late last night and sent it to president obama. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we look at how the vote came about and sort through some of the political consequences as a result of what's in the bill and what's not. >> brown: then, new killings in pakistan, we look at the uptick in violence against aid workers and women teachers with "washington post" foreign affairs reporter pam constable. >> woodruff: paul solman takes us inside a company that turns a profit by employing an unusual workforce. >> a massachusetts manufacturing firm founded in 1932 where the median age is 74 and rosa finnegan over there, is 100.
and scott brown, take a look at their sparring this year. >> i think what you're referring to is the fact that professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color. and as you can see, she's not. >> senator brown wants to raise an issue about my character, then i'll lay it out there. you know, when i was growing up, these are the stories i knew about my heritage. i believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles and i never asked anybody for any documentation. >> well, i'll tell you, scott brown obviously lost that race. with john kerry going to state, scott walker's probably going to run in june, they could be serving together, what do you think about that? >> she knocked him out like manny pacquiao got knocked out, so forget that. she beat him down this last race, trust me. >> barack obama dealt the knockout blow. it wasn't this candidate, she was a very, very weak candidate by any standard. she's beloved by progressives but she won because barack obama was at the top of the ticket, let's get real. >> scott brown has a 58% favorability rating, it's likely he
years of service with the city. independent david grosso beat out michael brown in the november election. brown, a former independent, now plans to run as a democrat to fill the seat vacated by phil mendelson who is now council care. our own bruce johnson served as a master of ceremony. >>> we know you want some tickets to sunday's playoff game, but buyer beware. we'll show you why some scam artists could be the big winners this weekend. >> one of the our colder nights ahead, many areas below freezing. we'll come back, see how low it's going to go, already 28 in gaithersburg. >>> i'm anita brikman with this health alarm the fda has approved a -- alert. the fda has approved a new flu vaccine for adults that's manufactured using animal cells. that processes faster taking weeks instead of months. health experts say this type of vaccine could be a rapidly produced weapon if a new strain emerged and we face a flu pandemic. >> this health alert is sponsored by cancer treatment centers of america, care that never quits. to learn more visit cancercenter.com. >>> if you haven't done it yet, be s
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. doctors found it following a concussion. marlie hall is at presbyterian hospital this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. mrs. clinton will spend the morning at the hospital as doctors keep her under close watch. they say she'll be under observation for 48 hours. as you mentioned, a blood clot was mentioned after she came in for a routine exam. it was a follow-up actually to a concussion that she suffered earlier this month. now she has been given blood thinners for this blood clot and those blood thinners will take effect and will actually take a few months before they dissipate the blood clot and doctors, as i said will keep her under close observation. >> marlie hall at presbyterian hospital this morning. thank you. >>> meanwhile the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hopes of reaching a wide-ranging deal to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts is all but gone. without a plan in place by midnight it will cost americans
,000, when i get out i'll owe $2,000, so i said let me get a job. so i got a job, my coach at brown was a coach at brown, took the job at penn state, so i went down there with him, i was going to go two years. i got caught up in coaching. i called up and i said dad, i'm gonna coach. you're gonna coach? what did you go to college for? >> rose: (laughs) >> and i said well i think i can do a good job. he said well you make sure you have an impact. he said don't waste your time. >> rose: how long were you ace sis tonight to rick? >> 16 years. >> rose: 16 years? >> yup. i had started to work at penn state before i even graduated brown. in those days we used to have two weeks of reading for the final exams and the wholexd bit and senior paper and that kind of stuff. and i was a decent student so i was able to get down there and i worked for a week at penn state before i graduated brown and i stayed there for the rest of my life. >> it's so interesting because the reverberations of this remarkable conflict inside iran hadn't been felt around the region yet and i've always been struck by th
to classes this week in a different school, and as terrell brown reports, an attorney for one of the children is ready to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary a new haven lawyer is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang bang bang and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage. sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the p
the information that ted kennedy jr. will not run. scott brown doing well in all the polls. president obama will be fully engaminged in pass pass. how is that looking? they don't have a big horse to run. >> the polls show a good chance of scott brown being able to at least have the even money to win back a senate seat in massachusetts. when you talk to the democrats, they say look, the way that scott brown was able to win in 2010 were under very special circumstances. huh a democratic candidate who was not running a good campaign. the democrats were caught unaware and very surprised. you had that very tough debate on health care. you have the vacancy and democrats say you won't have all the situations at the end. they might be able to beat scott brown in a special contest. >> always tough. you think they can pull it off. lastly it was about chuck hegel, feeling it from the left and the right. the defense built up and every time he takes a twitter, he seems to take out chuck hegel. it was a process by which the president gets leaked out. >> two problems that are besetting chuck hegel. he is
, the precursor to intuit public. we made turbotax. at the time jerry brown was a candidate for president. and he was endorsing the flat tax. and. david: i remember. >> i was queried bit visitors i was talking to, gosh what happens to turbotax if there's a flat tax? i said anyone in the room who seriously believes that the congress of these united states is going to significantly simplify the tax code should not buy the stock. david: it is amazing you remember, that jerry brown was for a flat tax at one point. of course he has gone in the op sit direction. great to see you, bill. liz: happy new year. >> thank you. liz: doesn't that put it in perspective. david: sure does. again, jerry brown for the flat tax. imagine jerry brown and steve forbes same arena. liz: it would simplify things in so many ways. david: of course. we're going opposite direction. liz: lobbyists would not allow it to happen. david: looks like your taxes are going up a bit this year but you could get some relief at the gas pump. it is something anyway, right? we'll tell you exactly how much coming up. liz: ipo activity, initia
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news" for wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. >>> the american economy avoided a fiscal cliff but just barely. the house late last night passed the senate bill that avoids the tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to take effect later this year. the legislation raises tax rates on individuals with incomes of over $400,000 and $450,000 for couples. it raises taxes on the portions of estates that exceeds $5 million. long-term unemployment benefits have been extended, and across-the-board spending cuts have been put on hold for two months. tara mergener is in washington with more. tara, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. the standoff over the fiscal cliff is finally over. many house republicans and even some democrats did not like this bill, but enough ultimately relented. after months of debating and back room deals, congress has passed a bill which will pull the country back from the fiscal cliff. >> on this vote the yays are 257. the nays are 167. >>> the bill extends the bush-era tax rates for individuals earning $4
'm terrell brown. while revelers ring in the new year, the senate is also celebrating. just a few hours ago it overwhelmingly passed a bill to avert the fiscal cliff. now president obama is calling on the house to pass the bill without delay. the bill stops most of the tax hikes and spending cuts that were to kick in at midnight. tara mergener is in washington with more this morning. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, a deal is now on the books to avert some of the impact of the fiscal cliff which technically we have gone over. now it is up to the house. in the early morning hours of new year's day, the senate began voting on a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: the senate voted 89-8 to avoid tax hikes for 99% of all americans. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here. but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> r if the bill eventually becomes law, the bush era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families mak
, the focus is shifting to his potential replacement in massachusetts. senator scott brown, who was defeated last month by elizabeth warren, appears to be the clear choice for republicans. a poll conducted before the selection of kerry found brown dominating the field. the wbur poll also shows the senator topping any democrat by eight points. brown is yet to say whether he plans to run in the special election. as for the democrats, it's only clear who's not running right now. ted kennedy jr. was floated as a possible contender, but he says he's not interested. kennedy said he was grateful for the offers of support, but he considers connecticut to be his home, leaving the door open for a potential future run in that state. and actor and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. the "argo" star, who had showed interest in politics, confirms he doesn't want kerry's seat, saying "i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering
-- and i must say i never met a brown water sailor and i must have interviewed 50 or 60, who didn't love their admiral. i met a lot of people who didn't love the add merrill, but it wasn't his sailors. because bud zumwalt knew from the very beginning, he understood a very simple concept about what leadership and loyalty down met. and this men fested itself throughout -- manifested itself throughout his entire life. but you can't be a reformer, you can't be a trailblazer without making a lot of enemies, and he made enemies. and i doubt any of them are here tonight. be if you are, we'd love to talk about it. he always joked about this, but it's really true. he said i have two long lists -- i have a long list of friends and a long list of enemies, and i'm equally proud of both of them. and as i tell the story tonight, i think that perhaps you'll understand this even better with. and by doing this he became a sailor's admiral, often referred to as zorro, fighting for the rights of pressed navy -- of oppressed navy men and women. the zorro and z which he wore on the back of his shirt and whic
this now most of the brown v. board of education case. why don't you tell us what his role was and why turn out to be controversial. >> he wrote a number of memos in those memos stumbled out on stage in a very red sequins over many years later and they came back to haunt him. so he gets there and percolating up through the courts already going back to 1950 private cases of the naacp legal and education defense fund that thurgood marshall is actually bringing and he's building that, sort of brick by brick, block by block. thurgood marshall not yet of course a justice of the supreme court. he's making the case that plessy versus ferguson, which defined the acceptability of separate but equal. they're making a case of the naacp that this cannot remain the law of the land. and it's pretty clear that the case that is scoring to become a very, very important one for the court is actually the year that rehnquist is barry's brown v. board of education. and so, which churns out a fact to be the case that strikes the doctrine down. very, very important in a unanimous decision of the supreme court. so
. >> adt. >> josh brown. >> buy johnson & johnson. >> there's more "fast money." the dow is off its lowest level of this day thus far it's down 120 points. it was down 145 at its lowest levels. keeping our eye on the cliff and the negotiations in d.c. follow me on twitter. >>> "halftime" is over. the second half of your trading day begins now. >>> the skies over capitol hill. what's going on there is landing like a led balloon on wall street. if you're losing money the last four days, you know who it is. senate majority leader harry reid says the u.s. is probably going over the fiscal cliff. he's planning a news conference. we don't have the exact time. when it goes, we'll go there. investors getting quite nervous. obviously the dow dropping below 13,000. the first time since early december. fear index is spiking the vick. what going over the cliff will mean for you and your money. we will talk about it this hour. >>> airline stocks flying high sitting at 1 1/2 year highs. will it be smooth skies for the industry next year in 2013. phil lebeau has the report. >>> how about housing? what a
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